Educational and Cultural Exchange Mission

The AFRP Educational and Cultural Exchange Mission has led and sponsored numerous missions and programs to Ramallah, Palestine for a wide range of American participants including journalists, educators, clergy, and political leaders since 2015.

It is also a founding sponsor of the PalTrek missions organized at Harvard University. Since 2017, we have provided travel support and developed programs in Ramallah for more than 850 graduate students and some professors from Harvard, Yale and other universities.

Through their own eyes, our grantees witness the daily injustices under military occupation and the apartheid practices committed against the indigenous Palestinian people in their homeland.

Our thought-provoking programs convene Palestinian leaders in government, politics, law, human rights, banking, science and the arts. Musical concerts, poetry readings, art exhibits and architectural tours also reveal a modern, resilient and resourceful culture that welcomes our grantees, who enjoy Ramallah’s legendary food scene and annual olive harvest.

To listen to our grantees, the missions are often life-changing experiences. They gain the confidence to speak from their lived experiences to impact policy-making, counteract mis-information and dis-information in the media about the people of Palestine, and amplify the demand for justice and equality – truly American and self-evident values – that guide our missions and support.

Our programs are also made possible with the generous sponsorship of our partners Al Taawon, Bank of Palestine and United Palestinian Appeal.

Yale Law School students and professors hear from a panel of distinguished Palestinian human rights lawyers and civil society representatives at a Mission lunch event in Ramallah.

The American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine

For more information about AFECEM programs and support, please contact AFRP Program Director, Dillon Odeh, at [email protected].

Apply for the Palestine Fellowship TODAY

The Palestine Fellowship is a new grant initiative of the AFRP Educational and Cultural Exchange Mission (AFECEM). The Fellowship invites educators, researchers, artists, media, medical, public health and legal professionals, among many other specializations from the AFRP community, to compete for a grant opportunity to gain experience and give back of their knowledge and skills to communities and Palestinian partner organizations.

This Fellowship is an opportunity to potentially build upon unprecedented public awareness in the United States about the ongoing genocide and demands for Palestinian social justice. At the same time, it is meant to enable mutually beneficial knowledge and expertise exchanges that are self-sustaining after the Fellowship ends.

Successful applicants are expected to develop their own program for their Fellowship, with a time duration that should not exceed one year. Applications may be submitted by individuals or teams comprised of up to 5 members per year, including potential partners in Palestine.

Applications are welcomed from members of the AFRP community, ages 18 and above. The deadline for 2024-2025 Fellowships is July 31, 2024.

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All contributions and donations help the AFRP make a real, substantial difference in our community. Donations are tax deductible and can be directed toward any of our beneficial programs.

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